Pure red cell aplasia in a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation patient: inside the erythroblast

  • Francesca Labbadia | francesca.labbadia@gmail.com Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
  • Eduardo Salido-Fierréz Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
  • Juliana Majado-Martinez Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
  • Valentin Cabañas-Perianes Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
  • José M. Moraleda Jiménez Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.

Abstract

A case of pure red cell aplasia in a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recipient on immunosuppressive therapy is reported here. The patient presented with anemia unresponsive to erythropoietin treatment. Bone marrow cytomorphology was highly suggestive of parvovirus pure red cell aplasia, which was confirmed with serology and polymerase chain reaction positive for parvovirus B19 DNA in peripheral blood. After the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin the anemia improved with a rising number of the reticulocytes.

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2012-09-10
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Keywords:
pure red cell aplasia, transplantation, PVB19
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Labbadia, F., Salido-FierrézE., Majado-Martinez, J., Cabañas-PerianesV., & Moraleda JiménezJ. M. (2012). Pure red cell aplasia in a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation patient: inside the erythroblast. Hematology Reports, 4(3), e17. https://doi.org/10.4081/hr.2012.e17